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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Air Conditioner and Heater Service Includes module configuration procedures, general service, maintenance, automatic temperature control, compressor services, electric cooling fans, vacuum diagrams, specifications, and manual air conditioning and heater diagnostics and replacement procedures for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+

Air Bag System Precautions -> Kia -> Disarming
Vehicle: 1995 KIA Sephia GS 1.8 L4 GAS

Prior to disconnecting any air bag/Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) connectors or servicing any components located near an air bag/SRS connector, the air bag system must be disarmed with the following procedure:

  • Place ignitio...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Kia -> Disc Brakes -> Tightening Specifications
Vehicle: 2004 KIA Spectra LX 2.0 L4 GAS

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Fuel filter replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. for 1980+.

Kia -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> 1994-97 Sephia -> Fuel System Pressure Relief -> Removal & Installation
Vehicle: 1995 KIA Sephia GS 1.6 L4 GAS

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

Prior to disconnecting fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur.

Fuel System Pressure Relief

  • Start the engine and allow to idle.
  • Disconnect the fuel pump assembly electrical connector.
  • Let the engine stall, then turn ignition Off.
  • Disconne...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Includes CV axle, universal joint, and driveline replacement, for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+.

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 2009 KIA Spectra EX 2.0 L4 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
  • Remove wheel nuts and front wheels.
  • Remove drain plug and drain transaxle fluid in suitable container.
  • Remove driveshaft cotter pin, castle nut and washer from front hub.
  • Disconnect tie rod end ball joint from steering knuckle using suitable tool.
  • Remove bolts securing wheel speed sensor from steering knuckle.
  • Disconnect strut upper mounting bolts.
  • Tap on driveshaft front hub assembly using plastic hammer.
  • Push front hub assembly outward and separate driveshaft from hub assembly.
  • Insert suitable tool ...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Description, component locations, reset procedures, relearn procedures, diagnosis and testing, wiring diagrams, component replacement, and identification of vehicles equipped and not equipped with tire pressure monitoring system for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from mid 1990's+.

Component Replacement -> Installation -> Removal -> Tire Pressure Sensor -> TPMS Receiver
Vehicle: 2009 KIA RIO 1.6 L4 GAS

Tire Pressure Sensor

Removal
  • Loosen the wheel lug nuts.
  • Raise and support the vehicle with jack stands.
  • Remove tire and wheel assembly from vehicle.
  • Deflate air from tire assembly, then remove wheel weights.
  • Break tire bead 90° from valve stem. When removing tire from rim caution should be taken not to hit valve stem with tire tools.
  • Remove the valve nut. Use caution when handling sensor.
  • Discard valve nut and valve assembly.
Installation
  • Use caution when handling sensor. Avoid getting any lubricant on sensor.
  • Slide sensor through valve hole in the rim.
  • Hold the sensor against the rim...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Includes starter and alternator replacement procedures for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2002 KIA Optima 2.7 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Apply parking brake.
  • Disconnect speedometer sensor electrical connector.
  • Disconnect transaxle control cable.
  • Disconnect starter electrical connectors.
  • Remove ...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Cabin air filter locations and replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. as equipped to the current model year.

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Kia -> 2005-09 Sportage
Vehicle: 2005 KIA Sportage EX 2.7 V6 GAS

Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 9320 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Open the glove compartment door.
  • Lower the glove compartment completely by removing the tension cord and stopper...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Maintenance lamp reset procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Kia -> Air Bag Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2003 KIA Optima 2.7 V6 GAS

If the Air Bag warning lamp lights and stays on, diagnosis and ...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Includes radiator, cooling and heater hose replacement procedures for domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks from 1990+

Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 1998 KIA Sephia 1.8 L4 GAS

Inlet

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp at heater core.
  • Remove hose from heater core.
  • Reposition hose clamp at cylinder head.
  • Remove hose from cylinder head.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to inst...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine belt replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2008 KIA Optima LX 2.7 V6 GAS

  • Rotate or lift belt tensioner arm counterclockwise, using a suitable tool to relieve tension...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Brake Components Diagram for 2001 KIA RIO  1.5 L4 GASBrake Components Diagram for 2001 KIA RIO 1.5 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Master Cylinder
  • Connector
  • Vacuum Hose
  • Brake Pipe
  • Cotter Pin
  • Body Components Diagram for 2008 KIA Optima LX 2.7 V6 GASBody Components Diagram for 2008 KIA Optima LX 2.7 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Ignition Coil
  • Ground
  • Homelink Power
  • Reverse Gear Signal
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1997 KIA Sephia LS 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 KIA Sephia LS 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Main Relay
  • Condenser Fan Relay
  • Engine Cooling Fan Motor
  • Condenser Fan Motor
  • Master Power Window Switch
  • 2007 KIA RIO  1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2007 KIA RIO 1.6 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Engine Control Module
  • Door Warning Switch
  • Immobilizer Control Module
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
    Vehicle: 2007 KIA Rondo EX 2.4 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Entertainment: Stereo, Radio, Cassettes
  • Document: UNDEPLOYED AIRBAG / PRE-TENSIONER DEMONSTRATION
    Vehicle: 2006 KIA Sorento EX 3.5 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Seats, Belts, Interior Trim, Carpets, Air Bags
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR KIA AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most KIA cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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